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Russia detains CEO of turbine maker Power Machines - report

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian authorities have detained the chief executive of Russian electricity turbine maker Power Machines on suspicion of attempted divulgence of state secrets, TASS agency reported on Thursday citing a enforcement source.

Power Machines is controlled by Russian steel tycoon Alexei Mordashov and has a joint venture with Germany's which has come under scrutiny because of a disputed turbine delivery to

No charges have been brought against Roman Filippov, the CEO of Power Machines, yet, TASS reported. It was not immediately clear if his detention was linked to the turbine affair.

Interfax agency cited an unidentified source as saying Filippov was questioned as part of a criminal case into the dissemination of a state secret and released.

Power Machines and a spokeswoman for Mordashov declined to comment. Filippov's mobile phones were switched off when tried to reach him on Thursday night.

(Reporting by Polina Devitt and Anastasia Lyrchikova; Writing by Maria Kiselyova; Editing by Chris Reese)

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First Published: Fri, July 14 2017. 03:10 IST